Katherine (Katie) Perry has recently joined us as a communications and operations associate where she will be key in TechChange’s daily operations and communications efforts. Katie previously served as a researcher at the Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she examined the intersection of youth, international development, and security. She was also a contributing author to the CSIS-IYF Global Youth Wellbeing Index. Prior to her work at CSIS, she lived and worked in Hokkaido, Japan, teaching English through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Katie holds a B.A. in international relations and Japanese from San Francisco State University, and M.A. from the George Washington University in international affairs, concentrating on international security and development.
Fun fact: Katie enjoys not knowing the lyrics to any of Katy Perry’s songs.